Baby boomers who drink and take drugs risk a range of physical and mental problems that younger substance users don’t necessarily face.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
Thousands of South Africans are calling for the legalisation of marijuana.
If South Africa's argument in court is that marijuana causes harm, it deserves to lose. The real question it should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.
Generally, people under 40 have reported a decrease in recent illicit drug usage since 2001, while people 40 or older have reported an increase in recent years.
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The proportion of population who use legal and illegal drugs has remained stable or trended down. Fewer young people are using, but the proportion of older people using drugs and alcohol has grown.
Older adults’ health may mainly reflect wealth and socioeconomic status, not the amount they drink.
Baby boomers might not be boosting their health with a glass or two of alcohol a day after all.
New research has found a link between drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks and risk-taking behaviour.
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks is all part of a big night out, according to new research.
Alcohol use is traditionally higher among men than women but new evidence suggests this is changing.
Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about our community response to harmful alcohol use.
Almost half of pregnant women in Australia said they drank alcohol before they knew they were pregnant.
Recent animal studies show the developing embryo is highly susceptible to environmental changes and the actions of the mother in early stages of pregnancy.
A recent advert for South Africa’s Castle Lager.
Removing alcohol brands as sponsors of sports events could help reduce the trend of young people drinking.